The Zama City Public Library is a beautiful space that has big comfy chairs, a fireplace to warm up in front of, free internet, and even a wellness massage recliner to limber you up and help keep you healthy. We truly have something for everyone to enjoy... over 13,000 book titles, 4,500 movie titles, 650 audio titles even cake pans, puzzles and games!
We first started offering services to the community in 1974. The Library has overcome many obstacles over the years and has remained strong and dedicated to providing library services to our community. We were first housed in the old Zama Hall. When the new school was built we were asked to join forces with the School Library and move into a School housed space. We operated jointly with the Fort Vermilion School Division. When the School required more classroom space we were asked to move out, with having no other options the library packed up and was put into storage for approximately two years. We worked jointly with the Municipality and when they moved in a 18’ x 60’ building to house their local office we shared the space with them. The building was the old Fort Vermilion Treasury Branch Bank building which is now located in Zama City next to the Community Hall.
In March of 2011 after a few years of joint lobbying efforts and many more years of fundraising the Zama Community Library moved into the newly constructed Zama Cornerstone Building. The library portion of the building was 2/3 partially funded by the Province of Alberta and the Government of Canada. We sincerely hope that this will remain our long-term home. The space is beautiful and meets our mission statement goals of ‘providing a warm, inviting space’. The Zama Library operates under the auspices and authority of the Mackenzie County Library Board, Province of Alberta Libraries Branch (Libraries Act) and the Societies Act.